History of the Life and Reign of Richard the Third: To which is Added the Story of Perkin Warbeck

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University Press, 1898 - Great Britain - 388 pages

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Page 153 - For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office ; so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Page 120 - Brackenbury's took up the bodies again, and secretly interred them in such place, as by the occasion of his death, which only knew it, could never since come to light.
Page 34 - ... thus deem, think that he long time in King Edward's life forethought to be king, in case that the king his brother (whose life he looked that evil diet should shorten) should happen to decease (as indeed he did) while his children were young. And they deem that for this intent he was glad of his brother's death, the Duke of Clarence, whose life must needs have hindered him so intending, whether the same Duke of Clarence had kept him true to his nephew the young king, or enterprised to be king...
Page 66 - Certainly, my lord, if they have done so heinously, they are worthy of heinous punishment.' 'What!' exclaimed the protector, ' dost thou serve me with ifs and with ands ? I tell thee, they have done it ; and that I will make good on thy body, traitor ! ' So saying, he struck his fist upon the council-table with Arrest and great force.
Page 17 - May, on a Tuesday night betwixt eleven and twelve of the clock, being then at the Tower the Duke of Gloucester, brother to King Edward, and many other, and on the morrow he was chested and brought to St Paul's, and his face was open that every man might see him. And in his lying he bled...
Page 201 - Right trusty, worshipful, and honourable good friends, I greet you well. Being given to understand your good devoir and entreaty to advance me to the furtherance of my rightful claim, due and lineal inheritance of that crown, and for the just depriving of that homicide and unnatural tyrant, which now unjustly bears dominion over you...
Page 129 - He took ill rest at nights, lay long waking and musing ; sore wearied with care and watch, he rather slumbered than slept. Troubled with fearful dreams, suddenly sometimes started he up, leapt out of his bed and ran about the chamber. So was his restless heart continually tossed and tumbled with the tedious impression and stormy remembrance of his most abominable deed.
Page 67 - Pomfret ; but it is possible their death may have been already determined on with Hastings's concurrence. Of them we shall speak presently. Of Hastings we may remark in conclusion, that More himself describes him as an honourable man, ' plain and open to his enemy, and secret to his friend; easy to beguile, as he who of good heart and courage forestudied no perils. A loving man and passing well beloved ; very faithful and trusty enough ; trusting too much.
Page 109 - ... wished, King Henry's son had had the crown and not King Edward. But after that God had ordered him to lose it and King Edward to reign, I was never so mad that I would with a dead man strive against the quick. So was I to King Edward faithful chaplain, and glad would have been that his child had succeeded him. Howbeit, if the secret judgment of God have otherwise provided, I purpose not to spurn against a prick nor labour to set up that God pulleth down.
Page 71 - WE, for many causes, would be sorry that he should be so disposed ; pray you therefore to send for him, and in that ye goodly may, exhort, and stir him to the contrary...

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